Senate President, Arizona State Senate
Senator Karen Fann was elected to the Arizona Senate in November of 2016 representing Legislative District 1 which covers 8,000 square smiles throughout Yavapai County and portions of Maricopa County. Prior to becoming the President of the Senate in January 2019, Senator Fann served on numerous committees and Boards. From 2011 to 2016, she served the same district as a state Representative. Senator Fann formerly served as a member of the Upper Verde River Watershed Protection Coalition, the Governors Rural Water Legislative Study Committee and the Agriculture, Water and Lands Committee.
In addition to her public service, Karen is the owner and CEO of a highway construction company specializing in the installation of guardrail and signs throughout the State of Arizona for over 30 years. Karen is a licensed contractor with the Arizona Registrar of Contractors, past president of Yavapai County Contractors Association and past president of Prescott Chapter National Association of Women in Construction. In addition to her guardrail company, Karen and her husband Jim owned and operated the equine facility FANN-M Ranch for nine years. The FANN-M Ranch provided services to boarded horses, produced equine competitions and worked with local 4-H clubs and other nonprofit organizations for community fundraisers. Finally, President Fann serves as a precinct committeeman and a member of the Rotary International and Elks.